Behind the Headlines

Donovan Mitchell, highway angst and water outlook

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives to the basket after stealing the ball in the final seconds as the Utah Jazz host the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.

Reaction pours in to former Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell’s criticisms of Utah. Recent snowstorms ease but do not erase water worries in the West. Divisions surface in the Heber Valley over growth and a proposed highway. And a plan to widen Interstate 15 from Farmington to Salt Lake City raises fears among west-siders.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Eric Walden, Leia Larsen and Alixel Cabrera, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join Utah Public Radio’s Tom Williams to talk about the week’s top stories.

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